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netanyahu is expected to hold onto power. -- i'm laura trevelyan. benjamin netanyahu is expected to hold onto power. >> right now, the battle here is over. but in many places it is just beginning. >> the new exhibit put this portrait in the spotlight. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. israelis went to the polls in general elections today. prime minister jet -- prime minister benjamin netanyahu claimed victory after exit polls showed he would likely lead, the government with a narrow majority. our correspondent is in jerusalem with the latest. >> welcome to jerusalem after three months of a lackluster election campaign. suddenly, israeli politics came alive today about an hour before the polls closed. there was growing excitement and speculation. as expected, benjamin netanyahu is likely to lead the next government. he will be the prime minister for the next four years, but it is a weakened prime minister. his coalition did not get the number of seats it wanted. only 31, according to exit polls. that is down from the 42 that the two par
're watching gmt on "bbc world news." israelis have begun voting on and netanyahu says he is in a confident mood but faces pressure from ultra nationalists. >> and in jerusalem there's glorious weather. people are coming out on the streets and to vote in an election that matters. >> we'll be live with the latest on the french intervention and where north africa is the new front in the battle against terrorism. and we will be asking why the issue of abortion is still so divided. a special report from mississippi. >> also aaron is taking a look at global unemployment, and that is a huge number, aaron. >> it's a staggering number. 197 million people around the world are now without a jofpblet 13% are under 24. are we creating a generation of non-workers? >> it's 12:00 moon in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 2:00 p.m. in jerusalem where more than 5.5 million israeliings are expected to vote? an election that is expected to see benjamin netanyahu return to office. he is facing relidgeous parties and while security seen by many as netanyahu's strong point, the economy has also been a big issu
benjamin netanyahu claimed victory after exit polls showed he would likely lead, the government with a narrow majority. our correspondent is in jerusalem with the latest. >> welcome to jerusalem after three months of a lackluster election campaign. suddenly, israeli politics came alive today about an hour before the polls closed. there was growing excitement and speculation. as expected, benjamin netanyahu is likely to lead the next government. he will be the prime minister for the next four years, but it is a weakened prime minister. his coalition did not get the number of seats it wanted. only 31, according to exit polls. that is down from the 42 that the two parties had during the last election. what kind of coalition will be formed? it could be the right and religious parties. that is not what he wants. the television presenter, his party came in second place. he said his party will not expect to be in any coalition. will it be a shaky coalition between the right and the left? >> the party activists celebrating tonight in tel aviv. although the number of seats held by the co
. [ laughter ] as you know, israel's incumbent prime minister benjamin netanyahu is awesome. >> the israeli prime minister is committed to the safety and security of the israeli and the jewish people. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu is say noted hawk. >> a superhawk in israel. >> a very effective leader. >> israel has its own tough guy his name is netanyahu. shalom this, is chuck norris. [ laughter ] >> jon: did not see that coming. that was an advertisement for netanyahu's reelection. what demographic is that targeting? ardent zionists who haven't been to the movies in 30 years? it's hard to imagine an endorsement from anyone that would do the prime minister of israel less good or have a more apparent hairpiece. >> vote for benjamin, terrific guy, terrific leader, great for israel. >> jon: i stand corrected. [ laughter ] of course, the other thing you need to know about benjamin netanyahu is that barack obama doesn't think he's awesome. >> he's insulted prime minister bb netanyahu. >> he has been rude to netanyahu. >> obama has been caught on tape saying you think you have it bad, i h
netanyahu's right-wing coalition wins a narrow victory in israel's general election. a centrist party makes an unexpected strong showing. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." experts following the move buys north korea are watching the clock. they say it's only a matter of time before the country carries out another nuclear test. north korean leaders promised to boost their military power in reaction to a u.n. security council resolution condemning their recent rocket launch. security council members passed the resolution unanimously. it expands existing sanctions, adding four individuals and six organizations, including the space agency. assets will be frozen and the individuals will also face a travel ban. officials in pyongyang are showing defiance. >> this suggests north korean authorities are prepared to conduct a third nuclear tests following ones in 2006 and 2009. they also declared they will no longer recognize a joint statement in 2005 from the six party talks on their nuclear development. that includes plans for the country to abandon all nuclear weapons and programs. officials fr
prominence for netanyahu to power. which is unclear is what other parties could form the ruling coalition. >> said to everybody, we want to pray to god to make that person to stay strong. god bless you. >> that kind of enthusiasm is rare in this campaign. many voters don't expect the election will change much. >> politicians should ask us what we want all the time this woman says, not just during elections. now they are promising a lot. they should do something and prove themselves no matter if they are to the right or to the left. >> benjamin netanyahu's coalition is running on issues familiar to voters. preventing a nuclear iran and when it comes to organizations like ha nas and hezbollah, scurt is a key issue for his supporters. we have the best prime minister this woman says. we don't need a different one. there's no one else that can assure our security the way he does. security is the word i keep hearing as i travel south to the town. it was in the headlines last november when iraq had fired from the gaza strip, hit this building, killing three people. the town close to the border
has netanyahu lost steam? >> this is a very interesting revolution. there's no doubt but this election, in fact with the defeat for netanyahu. >> meaning what? he won the election. >> he may be the next prime minister. his party went down. >> who, yahir? >> no, netanyahu's own party went down from 42 seats to 31 seats. so his party had fewer seats. this guy came out of nowhere. his first time running for office. he got 19 seats. he became the most -- the second most important party in -- out of nowhere. so he has become the star of this thing. and netanyahu is going to have to make a deal with him. all of the politicians are splintered but it's never been like this. now netanyahu is going to have to move, if i may say so, this is now a center right. it is going to be much more pragmatic and open. >> how long is his term? >> five years, isn't it? >> it can be as much as five years but it almost never lasts five years because the coalition breaks up. >> how long do you think he will be prime minister? >> i think the next three years at least. >> what happened to ohlmert? >> in my judgmen
coalition government after benjamin netanyahu failed to win an outcry majority in tuesday's general election. the alliance ended the day with fewer seats in parliament, losing around one quarter, but remaining the largest group. the centrist party was the surprise of the night. katya? >> benjamin netanyahu certainly got a bloody nose in those elections yesterday, his pre- election slogan, strong leader for strong israel, rings rather hollow. clearly many israelis did not like his leadership style, many felt he was too arrogant and out of touch and they shouted loudly for change. that will what impact the domestic policy. one out of four people in this country are living in poverty. it will also affect how they move forward on the crisis around the iranian nuclear program and the israeli palestinian crisis, whether they will move towards restarting long stalled peace talks. you can see the signal -- the city walls behind me there. the political makeup of the future coalition government will impact them and how it moves on those policies. there is a lot of wheeling and dealing that has been go
benjamin netanyahu is expected to keep his job. but what course does he want to take and what does that mean for the u.s. relationship with israel? >>> and today marks the 40th anniversary of the supreme court's landmark ruling on abortion in the case of roe versus wade. this morning, new poll numbers show what a majority of the country thinks about this always controversial topic. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, january 22nd, 2013, and this is "the daily rundown." i'm chris cillizza in for the "he lost his voice" chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. five years ago, candidate barack obama laid out his vision of the presidency, talking about leadership in an interview with the "reno gazette-journal's" editorial board. >> i think ronald reagan changed the trajectory of america, in a way that, you know, richard nixon did not. and in a way that bill clinton did not. he put us on a fundamentally different path, because the country was ready for it. >> that wasn't the way president obama talked during his first term, but that was the guy who launched
more of the same? >> benjamin netanyahu facing elections in january. his party is expected to stay in power, but they are split over the direction netanyahu is taking the country. some are afraid he is leading israel into more dangerous confrontations with its regional enemies. tensions are high on many fronts. in november, israel responded to rocket fire with a series of air strikes. more than 100 civilians died, most of them palestinian. a cease-fire ended the fighting, but the two sides are still without a viable peace agreement. israel controls the borders. for now, they are allowing goods back in, but the humanitarian situation is dire. hamas is holding fast to its anti-israel's stance. fatah, the internationally recognized representative asking the u.n. to upgrade their international standing. an overwhelming number of nations voted to recognize them as a non-member observer state. they celebrated the news. israel condemned the move. the day after the vote, the government announced the massive settlement plans would move forward. the development would effectively cut the terr
in mexico say they have had enough. israelis are voting in their general election. binyamin netanyahu is a clear favorite to win another term in office. we're covering the election for us of there. is it shaping up? .> we're in west jerusalem there have been a steady trickle of voters coming and. sraelis are is re eligible to vote. it looks like to be a good turnout. the question is to what extend binyamin netanyahu can claim a mandate for victory. prime minister binyamin netanyahu casting his ballot. >> want them to succeed. >> he has a commanding lead in all polls. there are new kids on israel's political bloc. >> he is trying to make this campaign a personal campaign on his ability to be the prime minister. yes or no? specific questions about policies. >> the votes have been dominating the headlines. the likud party ran on a single ballad. have lost support to this man. they appealed to the rising nationalism in israeli politics concentrated in jewish settlements in the occupied west bank. >> our goal is to unite the state of israel. >> says he will promote jewish values as well as
is the priority of lawmakers. >> israel is -- of policy makers. >> netanyahu is a clear favorite to win another term in office, but he will need a coalition, and that could take the government further to the right. >> it is no wonder he is smiling. voters are almost certain to hand netanyahu another term in office. it could have made for a dull campaign were it not for the new kids on the israeli block. it has made the campaign more about personality than policy. >> he is trying to make this campaign of personal campaign on his ability to be the prime minister. yes or no, without specific questions about policy. >> it is the rise in support for the secular brand that has been dominating had been -- headlines. the story of this election has not been so much about winners and losers as it has the power of the far right parties and which one netanyahu will take to be the next coalition government. >> in october netanyahu's foreign minister announced he would run on a single ballot. he looked likely to take a larger portion of seats in the new parliament, but in the last few weeks they have been lo
difference does it make? >> benjamin netanyahu hangs on as prime minister, but the coalition is far from certain. and britannia returns home from afghanistan. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. in libya, the american ambassador and three others left dead, with secretary of state hillary clinton giving her testimony to lawmakers. appearing at two separate hearings, she took full responsibility for the missteps of the department leading up to the assault, but she also hit back at the demonstrations critics. we have a report. >> finally on capitol hill for a public hearing four months after the benghazi attacks. the much-awaited appearance delayed by a month long illness. after four years as secretary of state, her first testifying. >> we have respect for the hard work you have put forth over the last four years. we all appreciate the transparency with which you keep -- talk to all of us. >> but the situation in benghazi left a shadow on the work. it was at times an emotional hearing. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carri
, we'll take you to israel where benjamin netanyahu is hoping to be re-elected as prime minister today. >>> a woman faints and fails to the rescue. the dramatic rescue when "early today" returns in two minutes. >>> welcome back to "early today." elections are being held in israel today to determine if prime minister benjamin netanyahu will win a third term in office. nbc's jim maceda is in tel aviv. jim, good morning. now, prime minister's netanyahu's coalition government may be weaker after today's voting. will that change israel's policies? >> reporter: good morning, mara. the latest polling showed even though netanyahu's party is about to lose eight to ten seats in the parliament, he'll still make it a comfortable win today. the policies going forward, that will be largely shaped by the coalition he forms to govern with and that horse trading will start in earnest probably as early as tomorrow. his obvious choice is lining up with even more hard-line parties to his right, including a right wing, extreme right wing group who are saying publicly they want to annex much of the west ban
led by benjamin netanyahu -- and left him in a substantially weaker position. there is a young, centrist party. we have this report from jerusalem. >> thrusting himself and his centrist party onto center stage. after a long night, about his probable role in the coalition government, a potential newcomer, he told the bbc before the election exactly what he stands for. >> somebody has to be the voice of the middle class. there is a dispute with the palestinians. we came into the political arena to become that voice. >> benjamin netanyahu is expected to bring him into a new, broad government. the government was weakened by yesterday's vote, but net non remains prime minister. he is being urged to put together as broad coalition as possible, reflecting the day-to- day concerns of the secular is really is. perhaps, some of the ultra- orthodox religious parties and recent governments. after nationwide protests last year, the high cost of living in israel, it was a major issue in this election. >> some of the reason they have lost power is the economic situation in israel. there is wh
this week as that gets sorted out and netanyahu tries to build a new government? there's the threat of iran, what do we make of it? >> well, we have to see what government actually is formed, it's a coalition government in israel. i think it's likely now to be a center-right government rather than the right wing rump government that looked likely given the pulse before the election. that is essentially better news. it means that israel is going, i think, to be more willing to engage in making peace with the palestinians. that the two-stage solution which is on life support at the moment has a chance to breathe again. i wouldn't take it further than that, but there's a limited sliver of hope put it that way in that regard. when it comes to iran, i don't think the election changes things that much. essentially this is an american-led problem. and as much as netanyahu threatens force, i think he will take the lead from president obama who has made it clear he's not going to allow iran to get nuclear weapons. the problem here is the clock is ticking as the president has said himself. and the ir
benjamin netanyahu appears to be on his way to another term in office. but as margaret warner reports, his next government could look quite different from his last. >> warner: the prime minister's victory came as no surprise as the leader had a significant lead the polls heading into the election. whatever governing coalition he tries to put together it's sure to include new faces and new agendas that will influence the country. one of those naftali bennett, a high-tech millionaire and former leader who remodeled and old religious and nationalist party for the 21st century, calling it the jewish home. he was out early at a polling station in tel aviv. >> i think we're starting something new in israel. hey! we're trying to unite all the various tribes in israel, the secular, the religious, the ultrareligious, the jews, the arabs, everyone together to unite israel and do something good for this nation >> warner: his comments were inclusive. bennett's platform has a hard edge. the time for negotiating with the palestinians is over, he says. just annex parts of the west bank. the campaign has
netanyahu's party was on track to stay in power by a narrow margin. netanyahu tries to put together, it's sure to include new faces and new agendas that will influence the country. >> ifill: we examine a new study on concussions, showing the impact of hard hits on the brains of living but retired n.f.l. players. >> i go through stages where i think how come i can't remember that and i always wondered are these age-related or are they conclusion related? >> brown: and we mark the 40th anniversary of the "roe v. wade" decision by the supreme court, with a look at the strategies of abortion rights advocates and opponents. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: close to iconic landmarks, to local life, to cultural treasures. it's a feeling that only a river can give you. these are journeys that change your perspective on the world. and perhaps even yourself. viking river cruises. exploring the world in comfort. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chanc
netanyahu, who survives to fight another day, but barely. but first, fox on top of some bone-chilling cold. caribou, maine, the temperature is expected to hit 20 below zero. minus 15 in duluth, minnesota -- that's the actual temperature. add in the wind and it was as low as minus 60 degrees in mount washington, new hampshire. new york city, the windchill, making it feel like a balm i 6 degrees, not just the freezing tnchs parts of pennsylvania and western new york, socked with upwards of two feet of snow, snow squalls and thunder-snow as they are calling it, wreaking havoc throughout the midwest. >> this is some of the worst viseen. >> it's been quite a day. >> driving was more of a problem than anything else. >> kind of slippery. >> neil: getting more so. middleton, ohio, pockets of heavy snow blamed for a massive 86-car pileup. a 12-year-old girl killed. 20 others injured. and the dangerous storm is sticking around, maybe for a while. what can you tell us. >> shepard. >> it's dangerously cold, neil. and tell remain that way the next several days, people are urged to stay indoors when the
israel look like the victim peltz benjamin netanyahu. it is not just a coincidence that the people who reject chuck hagel are the same people who support benjamin netanyahu appeared they have not learned a lesson from the presidential election where they supported mitt romney and they ended up losing. it is not just opposing or not opposing a candidate. >> how is chuck hagel's nomination being played out in israel in light of the upcoming elections two weeks away? >> it adds another and dimension mo benjamin netanyahu's clai that israel is isolated not because of its policy but because of anti-semitism, groups trying to delegitimize israel and that means we need a strong leader, one that can give a good fight to those anti-semites surrounding us. so it really it helps benton .-- really helps netanyahu and the americans don't understand what israel is facing right now. >> let's go back to the criticism for second. what exactly are the criticisms against chuck hagel by some of the pro-is really groups that concern israel and that might not make him qualified, as they say, to be the u.s.
netanyahu reelected. what's interesting a contentious talks on financial transactions. -- instituting a tax on financial transactions. >> we start with a celebration of a key strategic alliance between europe's two great economies, france and germany. they have been friends for 50 years. >> after centuries of conflict, they culminated in two world wars. speaking at a news conference in berlin, german chancellor angela merkel and french president francois hollande talking about that. >> they promised to unveil proposals in the coming months and it is a big step forward dr. became to power pledging to reverse the plans that merkel had championed. >> it is the first time these bundestag has had a full parliament from another country here. the french president, hollande, recalled the original spirit leading to the historic relationship. >> young people are not only our future but also the reason for the policies that we are pursuing. >> young people in both of our countries have the uncomfortable good fortune that they have never had to experience in it. but peace and democracy. >> he also addr
really is. >> reporter: prime minister benjamin netanyahu strode on stage last week a chastened victor in parliamentary elections. his likud party bloc shaved by voters asking for a focus on kitchen table issues. netanyahu had this answer. >> ( translated ): the first challenge is and will continue to be preventing iran from having nuclear weapons. >> reporter: israelis should have expected nothing less, says channel 10 defense correspondent alon ben-david. >> netanyahu sees removing the iranian threat as his lifetime mission, as a historical mission; as if history has put him in this specific time and place to relieve the israeli people from the iranian nuclear threat. >> reporter: but that sense of mission drove a very public spat with president obama last fall over when iran's program had to be stopped before it became impervious to attack. netanyahu famously set the red- line for israel at the u.n. >> the red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: mr. obama has pledged to prevent a nuclear- armed iran, but hasn't laid out a red line of his own. >> iran's leaders should under
benjamin netanyahu strode on stage last week a chastened victor in parliamentary elections. his likud party bloc shaved by voters asking for a focus on kitchen table issues. netanyahu had this answer. >> ( translated ): the first challenge is and will continue to be preventing iran from having nuclear weapons. >> reporter: israelis should have expected nothing less, says channel 10 defense correspondent alon ben-david. >> netanyahu sees removing the iranian threat as his lifetime mission, as a historical mission; as if history has put him in this specific time and place to relieve the israeli people from the iranian nuclear threat. >> reporter: but that sense of mission drove a very public spat with president obama last fall over when iran's program had to be stopped before it became impervious to attack. netanyahu famously set the red- line for israel at the u.n. >> the red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: mr. obama has pledged to prevent a nuclear- armed iran, but hasn't laid out a red line of his own. >> iran's leaders should understand that i do not have a policy of conta
at the top of the government. in israel, prime minister benjamin netanyahu is claiming victory tonight after nationwide voting. correspondent leland vittert is standing by at the laquid party headquarters in tel aviv. hello. >> good morning from tel aviv. you combine the exit polls and real results that are starting to come in. netanyahu in the usual right wing coalition partners hit about 63 knesset seats. more necessary to form a government. but less than they would have liked and fewer than predic predicted. the coming weeks as they try to put together a coalition, he will have tough choices to make. with the smile of a man third term seemed assured they cast the ballots as the polls opened in jerusalem. the coalition began to fall apart over the domestic pressure on budget, a and military service for israeli ultra religious and possibility of a strike. on the nuclear facilities. he joined the party with the nationalist leader leeberman to quarter more 40 of the needed 61 knesset seats to form a government. but it doesn't materialize when netanyahu was battered from the left and the right
not in the same place benjamin netanyahu is regarding a two-state solution, at least right now. there are huge challenges, iran, there are huge challenges in the foreign policy front that don't get talked about as much, but are clearly things that not only will be difficult for the president and his team to navigate, but will also have a significant say in how this president is viewed by history. >> and, by the way, we just got word that the white house is going to proceed with a nomination of general allen to be the nato supreme allied commander now that he's been cleared by the pentagon investigation going back to the petraeus case. thanks to all of you, david sanger and kelly o'donnell, of course, and chris cillizza, see you later. thanks very much. >>> clinton today put a lot of blame on congress for withholding aid. >> we have to get our act together between the administration and congress. if this is a priority and if we are serious about trying it help this government stand up security and deal with what is a very dangerous environment, from east to west, then we have to work together.
's the kind of person he wants to surround himself for his second term. >> now, you know netanyahu. this is not privileged information, but what conclusions would you draw from a hagel nomination? netanyahu might conclude the u.s. is not serious about keeping open the option of a pre-emptive strike. do you hear me on that? >> i think netanyahu knows exactly what his problems are in that part of the world, and he will do his best to deal with them without going to war. doesn't mean he has an easy hand to play but he also is going to have to deal with this administration which probably is not the most friendly administration to the israelis that he's had to deal with, but that's his challenge. he's got to find a way to deal with both the critical threats that israel is facing, and an administration that doesn't really believe there should be force used in this whole process. >> exit question. >> i don't know that anyone thinks force should be used. it's a last resort. >> there are people in this city that do think force should be used. >> paul, do you have thoughts on this? >> this i
in a general election. opinion polls suggest they'll keep prime minister benjamin netanyahu in power. netanyahu called early elections in october after his coalition failed to agree on the annual budget. his likud party and his nationalist coalition party israel betananu have led in the polls. the party opposes peace talks with the palestinians. netanyahu resumed the building of jewish settlements in occupied territories two years ago. the construction breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> the prime minister has devoted quite a bit of time urging the bank of japan to do something. what's he hoping for? >> the prime minister has been very adamant about getting japan out of deflation. he doesn't feel his administration can do that task alone. that's why he's asking for simultaneously monetary action. the policy makers are about to give abe what he's been pushing for the bank of japan officials will likely announce a 2% inflation target. the target is part of abe's plan to tackle inflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. board members will decid
netanyahu in power. netanyahu called early elections in october after his coalition failed to agree on the annual budget. his national coalition party have consistently led the polls. but the ultra-nationalist jewish home party is rapidly increasing its support. the party opposes peace talks with the palestinians. netanyahu resumed the building of jewish settlement in occupied territories two years ago. the construction breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> central bankers in japan are searching for the right words. they'll release their latest statement in just a few hours, and many expect them to adopt a different tone. ai joins us from the business desk. ai, you studied bank statements before. what do you expect this time? >> there's going to be a few things different or expected to be different, rather. first, it's not only a statement from the boj. second, i expect it to be much more agressive than previous statements. actually, these are both things that the prime minister shinzo abe has been asking repeatedly for. policymakers are
netanyahu is expected to keep his job. but the country may shift further to the right. >>> welcome to nhk "newsline." japan's central bank policymakers agreed to give shinzo abe what he's been pushing for, a 2% inflation target. it's included in the boj plan with the government. it's part of abe's plan to tackle deflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. bank of japan governor and eight other board members agreed on a policy at the end of a two-day meeting. the announcement says financial authorities will try to reach the target at their earliest possible time. boj officials have previously made it a goal to bring 1% inflation within reach but the new, clearer target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no
. >>> israelis are counting the votes in their parliamentary election. prime minister benjamin netanyahu has already claimed victory. but exit polls suggest he'll be governing with a weaker mandate. the polls indicate that a right-wing bloc led by netanyahu's likud party will remain the largest camp in parliament. but it lost ground to an alliance of center-left parties. >> translator: thank you for giving me the chance to lead israel for the third time. our biggest challenge remains preventing iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> centrist party yesh atid is likely to become the second largest parliamentary force. the center-left labor party is projected to come third. the ultranationalist habayi habayit hayudi looks to secure its number of seats. the party opposes peace talks with palestinians. centrist parties have performed better than expected. some voters may have been worried by the country's tilt to the right. netanyahu is expected to begin negotiations with other parties to form a coalition. but it won't be easy. the gap between the two blocs will be narrow. >>> japanese research
elections. benjamin netanyahu is coming victory. now he has to negotiate with other fiscal parties to form a broader coalition. >> i am proud to be a prime minister and i thank you for giving me the opportunity for a third time to leave the state of israel. it is a big honor, but also a big responsibility. the election gives us an opportunity to make changes that the people of israel require. >> us take a closer look at the leading parties and were the standouts -- let's take a closer look at the lee present where they stand now. -- let's take a look at him the leading parties and where they are now. a surprise newcomer has made the biggest impact, winning the second largest share with 19. tom has more details on the coalition options. >> newton yahoo! post jaundice to call on his allies on the challengeetanyahu's now is to call and his allies on the right and the party that says the settlements in the west bank are getting too many resources at the expense of the poorer parts of the population in israel proper and he will seek reforms on that. he is demanding that the leader of the party
wing alliance lost almost a quarter of its seats, although it still the biggest grouping. >> netanyahu looks likely to remain prime minister, but he may have to tone down his hard- line position to build a coalition. >> the day after the election, israelis were trying to make sense of the new political landscape. many wonder if israel faces a deadlock after benjamin netanyahu lost so much ground to the left wing. while the israeli leader remains the country's political strongman, he knows he will have to engage. on wednesday, he gave his interpretation of the results. >> the public and israel wants me to continue to lead the country. it wants me to form a government that will lead three major changes -- a more equal sharing of the burden, affordable housing, and changes in the system of government. ben netanyahu now needs to work with the surprise winner of the election. the former tv journalist only founded his secular party last year. it is now the second strongest party. he wants his country to change course. >> israelis have said no to a policy of fear and hatred. they have said no
an inflation target of 2%. >>> people in israel are casting ballots in a prime election. benjamin netanyahu is expected to keep his job. >>> welcome to nhk "newsline." central bank policy makers have agreed to give shinzo abe what he wants, a 2% inflation target. it's part of abe's plan to tackle deflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. bank of japan and eight others agreed on it saying they. boj officials have previously made it a goal to bring 1% inflation within reach but the new, clearer target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, i
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